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Ben Usie of Pree on the band’s stint at CMJ: Was it worth it? [BYT]

Politics & Prose will take over operations at five of Busboys and Poets’ bookstores. [Post]

The Folger Theatre courts younger audiences with a new beer-and-discussion series. [Washingtonian]

Photos of the historic Octagon House in Foggy Bottom [BYT]

Actor Elliott Kashner on playing the titular character in Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe at DCAC (first snag: he can’t grow a mustache) [DC Metro Theater Arts]

Listen to local hardcore act Atlas at Last‘s new EP, A Composition of Functions. [D.C. Music Download]